RiseUp Summit returns to Cairo in December
Date set for this year's MEA-focused entrepreneurship summit
The RiseUp Summit entrepreneurship event is set to return to Cairo on 12-13th December this year, to connect entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and Africa region.
The third edition of the summit will take place at the GrEEk Campus and various other venues across Downtown Cairo. The crowd-sourced event is based on collaboration and partnerships, and is expected to welcome between 4,000 and 4,500 attendees.
"In its third year, RiseUp Summit is bringing the whole MENA-region entrepreneurship scene in one place. Entrepreneurs and investors from Morocco to UAE, Yemen to Turkey, and everywhere in between, in addition to key players from East and West Africa," said Abdelhameed Sharara, CEO of RiseUp.
Launched in 2013, the RiseUp Summit brings together entrepreneurs and investors from different areas across the world annually to showcase innovative projects, exchange new ideas, and help in boosting economic opportunity.
"Entrepreneurship plays an important role in fueling growth, increasing job opportunities and building communities. RiseUp works towards releasing the power of the entrepreneurial spirit in Egypt," added Sharara.
This year the summit is promising leading speakers from the startup and business world, regional and global. Confirmed speakers include, Max Gurvits, co-founder of CCC Startups; Ameer Sherif, CEO and co-founder of WUZZUF; Jambu Palaniappan, regional general manager for MEA at Uber; Till Ohrmann, co-founder and CEO of Pirate Summit; Ola Doudin, co-founder of Bitoasis; Omar Sodoudi, managing director at Payfort; Amr Saleh, co-founder of Integreight; and Aurore Belfrage, partner at Your Middle East.
The two-day summit will highlight entrepreneurship across various industries with a main focus on E-economy, technology, science and environment, smart living and energy. It will also showcase the success - and failure - stories of many Egyptian and regional entrepreneurs and how they arrived at where they are today. The detailed agenda for The RiseUp Summit will be available on the event website over the coming months. In addition to heavyweight talks, tracks will include panel discussions, round tables, workshops, a trade fair, pitching opportunities to investors and more.
For more details see the summit website, http://riseupsummit.com